Picasso Museum of Barcelona

Barcelona City Council
  • Picasso and the Reventós

    • Open to the public: 1 October 2015 to 10 January 2016
    • Place: First floor of Finestres Palace
    • Curated by: Malén Gual
    • Organisation and production: Museu Picasso with the support of the Picasso-Reventós Foundation
    • The Picasso and the Reventós exhibition celebrates the friendship between Pablo Picasso and this Barcelonian family over almost a century.
    • Pablo Picasso was introduced to the brothers Ramon and Jacint Reventós Bordoy in 1899 by Ramon’s colleague, Àngel Fernández de Soto. The artist’s close relationship with both brothers, with periods of greater or lesser contact, continued to the next generation, especially after Jacint Reventós Conti’s visit to the painter in 1950.
    • The exhibition contains a series of portraits by Picasso of his friends, their letters, many of them illustrated by Picasso’s wonderful drawings, as well as an exceptional collection of related engravings and the literary works of Ramon Raventós, whose books eere illustrated with engravings by Picasso.
  • Picasso’s passion for El Greco

    • Open to the public: 22 October 2015 to 17 January 2016
    • Place: Room A of the Collection
    • Curated by: Malén Gual
    • Organisation and production: Museu Picasso
    • Thanks to an exchange of works, the Museu Picasso will be showing a masterpiece by El Greco from the collection of the Museo Nacional del Prado, the Portrait of an Old Gentleman, together with over thirty works from our collections which were inspired by El Greco.
    • Picasso visited the Prado museum to study El Greco’s works during his stay in Madrid from 1897 to 1898. When he returned to Barcelona he became involved with the circle of collectors, writers and admirers of the artist’s work who met at the Quatre Gats café, including Rusiñol, Utrillo and Zuloaga. During this period, Picasso produced a number of drawings and paintings inspired by El Greco.
    • Picasso’s admiration for El Greco lasted all his life and can be seen in works from various periods, including the Blue Period, the start of Cubism and the 1960s.
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